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REVIEW: Six – The Musical

In the age of the #Metoo movement, Six - The Musical finally allows the wives of Henry VIII to tell the story from their own point of view. Inspired by Beyoncé, Hamilton, and 1980s disco, inter alia, the six wives belt it out in song and dance as they compete to become the lead singer on […]

Six – The Musical

Talk about revisionist history, Six - The Musical takes the story of Henry VIII’s six wives and turns it on its head (okay, poor choice of words). “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” is how Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr respectively introduce themselves. It’s a quirky […]

The Last Wife

Kate Hennig takes a fresh look at the stunning historical drama surrounding the dangerous sparring between King Henry VIII and his last wife Katerine Parr, during a very complex and bloody time in English history. On one side of this conflict is Henry VIII, who was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547, […]

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart, the once-maligned wicked witch of English history, is getting a make-over, with both a film and a play about her opening in Sydney. Mary Queen Of Scots was the granddaughter of Henry VIII’s elder sister Margaret and was Catholic. Her rival was Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne […]

NAKED CITY – THE GRUMPY AFTERMATH TO THE ROYAL WEDDING!

You might be unaware, but millions of Australians chose not to view the saturation television coverage of last Saturday’s royal wedding in London. Their numbers included numerous good citizens of a non Anglo-Saxon background, hardcore Republicans and those that view any reverence for the outdated British aristocracy as an anathema to the egalitarianism that has […]